Volta Charging has announced the appointment of marketing and technology veteran Kathy Savitt to its Board of Directors. She is Volta’s first Independent Director and the press release stated that she will add additional media and brand expertise to the Board, helping the company expand its industry relationships and market position.
Kathy Savitt previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Media at Yahoo where she led the brand’s worldwide marketing, customer experience, and editorial teams including Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo’s content and media partnership strategy. She is currently a founding partner at Perch Partners, a global strategic advisory firm for Fortune 500 and venture-backed start-ups.
Volta wants to install chargers in high-traffic locations in top media markets and partner with advertisers to sponsor the service, Volta EV chargers are available to both drivers and real estate hosts without cost. Volta operates operate nationwide in nearly all of the top 10 media markets, in addition to its initial launch market, Hawaii. Recent advertisers on Volta’s network include Facebook, Netflix, Jaguar and Nissan, among others.
Before joining Yahoo, Kathy Savitt served as CEO of Lockerz, a company she founded in 2009 with the mission of revolutionizing the way Generation Z discovers and consumes content and products. Prior to Lockerz, she also held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where she ran both the global marketing efforts of the company’s portfolio of brands and the digital and e-commerce channels. Savitt also served as Vice President of Strategic Communications, Content and Entertainment Initiatives for Amazon.com, spearheading the development of Amazon’s first original entertainment initiatives.